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main-topgallantmast

[meyn-top-gal-uh nt-mast, -mahst; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uh nt-muh st] /ˈmeɪn tɒpˈgæl əntˌmæst, -ˌmɑst; Nautical ˈmeɪn təˈgæl ənt məst/
noun, Nautical.
1.
the mast next above the main-topmast.
Origin of main-topgallantmast
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95
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  • His twelve-year-old vocabulary boasted such compound difficulties as mizzentopsail-yard and main-topgallantmast.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber

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